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On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time at Yankee Stadium when he announced his retirement from the game of baseball due to his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis (ALS). Gehrig’s timeless speech lives on 75 years later, and MLB Productions recently paid tribute to the New York Yankees legend by having first basemen from all 30 major league teams recite Gehrig’s speech. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo joined Tom Caron and Steve Lyons before Saturday’s Boston Red Sox game to discuss Gehrig’s legacy and the lasting impact he’s had on the game of baseball. Check out what Cafardo had to say in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Video, NESN Video, Red Sox First Pitch, Steve Lyons, Top Stories, Video
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"Fans, for the past two weeks, you've been reading about a bad break.

Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." -Lou Gehrig, July 4th, 1939
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